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Workplace injury claims are frequently viewed as resolvable by filing a simple workers’ compensation claim form. For many injured workers, this couldn’t be further from the truth. If your claim has been delayed or denied—or if you aren’t entitled to workers’ compensation at all—you need a skilled lawyer by your side to fight for your rights.
At Proner & Proner, our top-rated NYC workplace injury lawyers are committed to helping injured workers get the compensation they deserve. Mitchell Proner, our lead attorney, has been recognized as among the most experienced advocates for accident victims in the country. For over 50 years, we have dedicated our careers to client service. We know that recovering from an accident can be difficult and work tirelessly to get justice for our injured clients.
Complications sometimes arise in recovering compensation for workplace injuries. Your workers’ compensation claim can be denied. You might find that your benefits are insufficient and want to explore alternative options to getting fair compensation. We work with you and your family to identify all compensation that you are entitled to receive—and fight for your right to get the most compensation possible.
To schedule your free initial case review with the talented NYC workplace injury lawyers at Proner & Proner, call our office or fill out this online contact form today.
In New York, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation provides benefits to all employees who suffer workplace injuries. Both part-time and full-time employees are covered—from day one of your employment.
Individuals who are generally not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits include:
Independent contractors, while not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, may be entitled to file a lawsuit if the employer’s negligence caused or contributed to the injury. Even injured employees may be entitled to file a third-party claim if someone who wasn’t the employer caused the work accident. Third-party claims can help you get compensation from negligent:
We all know that some jobs are naturally more dangerous than others. Some of the more common types of work accidents that can cause serious injury include:
You may also be entitled to compensation for a workplace injury that occurs more subtly over time. Repetitive stress injuries and even carpal tunnel syndrome can cause you to suffer extreme pain—without ever having been involved in a work accident. Proving that these injuries happened in the workplace can be difficult. The experienced injury lawyers at Proner & Proner are here to help.
Many injured workers are surprised at how expensive a workplace injury can quickly become. On top of medical expenses and rehab costs, you might see your credit card bills and unpaid expenses continue to rise while you cannot work. Workers’ compensation generally provides benefits for:
Workers’ compensation can help you get back on your feet again after a workplace injury. You might also be entitled to compensation beyond what the system provides. We can investigate to explore whether you may be entitled to file a third-party claim against a non-employer who was responsible for your accident. This type of claim can give you the right to benefits for:
The skilled injury lawyers at Proner & Proner are ready to handle any of the complications that may arise in getting compensation for your workplace injury. We can help if:
At Proner & Proner, our injury lawyers understand all too well that a workplace injury can leave you struggling physically and financially for months—if not years or longer. We fight tirelessly to get you the fair compensation you need both now and for the future so that you can recover properly from your injury.
Whether you are having problems with your workers’ compensation claim or want to explore your options for filing a lawsuit, our talented injury lawyers are here to help. We review your case for free and without any obligation on your part. To speak with our experienced NYC workplace injury lawyers, call our office or contact us online today.
Our lawyers can help evaluate whether your workers’ compensation benefit amount was properly calculated. Your disability benefit is based on your average wages and mistakes do happen. We can also explore options for filing a lawsuit outside of the workers’ compensation system in some cases.
The NYC workers’ compensation system is a no-fault system. That means workers’ compensation benefits are available for workplace injuries even if your employer did not cause your injuries. In fact, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even if you caused the accident in which you were injured.
Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements
Female, Male: Premises Liability
Lawsuit arising from a hotel fire where homeless families were placed for temporary shelter.
Female, 43: Premises Liability
On the way home from work, our client fell down the steps at a subway station.
Injuries: Acute head trauma with traumatic brain injury
Female, 33: Serious personal injury
Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder
Female: Serious Personal Injury
Our client fell getting off a bus, due to her heel getting caught in a hole.
Injuries: Ankle, Shoulders & Wrist. Required multiple arthroscopic surgeries over a 5 month period and ongoing pain management
Baby Girl, Newborn: Birth injury
Our client suffered a birth injury resulting in Erb’s palsy and partial loss of use of right arm.
Female, 46: Serious personal injury
Our client had an asthma attack and called an ambulance. She arrived at the hospital and advised the EMT not to take her out in the stretcher, as she would walk. The EMT pulled the stretcher and the legs of the stretcher failed to lock, causing the client to fall and flip while strapped to the stretcher.
Injuries: Pinched nerve in spinal cord and neck requiring spinal surgery
Male, 35: Workers' compensation
Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery
Male, 27: Workers' compensation
Our client was performing routine maintenance on an air conditioner. He had to use a wooden ladder, which slid on a slippery floor, making him fall.
Injuries: Three fractures in his ankle requiring surgery
Male, 32: Premises Liability
Our client fell from a rooftop, through was a hole for air conditioning covered by tar paper.
Injuries: Bilateral shoulder injuries requiring shoulder surgery, right ankle injury
Male, 51: Premises Liability
Our client fell on an icy sidewalk.
Injuries: Trimalleolar fracture of ankle that required surgery
Female, 79: Serious personal injury
A safe fell on our client while shopping at a hardware store.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury
Female, 51: Premises Liability
Our client tripped and fell on a water hose at front door of the garage where her car was being repaired.
Injuries: Fractured left wrist which required surgery
Female, 23 - Female Child, 3: Serious personal injury
Injuries (Female): Multiple fractures of the arm; facial fractures which required surgery Injuries (Child): Head trauma; facial fractures
Male, 44: Premises Liability
Our client was in a steam room when the sauna produced excessive steam, causing our client serious burns.
Injuries: 2nd and 3rd degree burns to the entire body
Male, 59: Workers' compensation
Our client fell into an elevator shaft at his workplace.
Injuries: Five broken ribs, punctured right lung, liver laceration, soft tissue ankle and hip injuries
Female, 60: Premises Liability
Our client slipped on a wet floor while shopping at a supermarket.
Injuries: Fractured wrist with open reduction and internal fixation
Male, 44: Premises Liability
Our client slipped and fell coming out of a bathroom.
Injuries: Fractured left ankle requiring surgery
Male, 27: Premises Liability
At a grand opening of a store, a storage door fell on our client’s head from a height of 13 feet.
Injuries: Laceration on head, mild traumatic brain injury
Male, 76: Nursing home malpractice
The client was trying to transfer from bed to wheelchair. The home attendant did not put the wheelchair close enough or did not lock it.
Injuries: Broken hip
Female, 34: Premises Liability
Freight elevator doors slammed on our client’s right hand.
Injuries: Right index finger amputated requiring surgery for the revision of the amputation
Female, 63: Premises Liability
Our client was walking towards the subway and fell.
Injuries: Right wrist fracture that required surgery
Female, 74: Premises Liability
Our client fell down an open trap door at a tile store.
Injuries: Broken wrist and a laceration on her forehead
Road Rage Incident
Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.
Hit and Run
Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.